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TOPIC
Science 3,011
Natural history 2,412
Birds 1,630
Zoology 1,584
Entomology 1,519
Insects 1,470
Mollusks 1,119
Botany 1,019
Geology 997
Insect pests 536
Smithsonian Institution 536
Paleontology 467
Lepidoptera 458
Indians of North America 446
Fishes 442
Fisheries 410
Marine biology 397
Ethnology 378
Ornithology 355
Biology 317
Beetles 304
Mammals 266
Crustacea 265
Beneficial insects 264
Scientific expeditions 237
Medicine 232
Animals 220
Albatross (Steamer) 217
Patents 214
Shells 187
Postage stamps 183
Agriculture 181
Plants 177
Ichthyology 164
Butterflies 163
Catholic Church 157
Discoveries in science 157
Siouan Indians 155
Smithsonian Institution. Archives 155
Reptiles 153
Art 142
Fish trade 142
Engineering 140
Periodicals 135
Natuurwetenschappen 132
Sciences 132
Invertebrates 126
Stamp collecting 126
Bicycles 125
Cycling 124
United States. Patent Office 123
Indians 117
Diptera 113
Budget 110
United States. Dept. of the Interior 110
Indians, Treatment of 106
Marine invertebrates 106
United States. Office of Indian Affairs 104
Amphibians 101
Pharmacy 100
genealogy 98
Hunting 94
Hemiptera 92
Marine animals 92
Fishing 90
Anatomy, Comparative 88
Railroads 88
Mammalogy 87
Pharmacology 86
Gardening 85
Pictorial works 83
Decoration and ornament 82
Gastropoda 81
Technology 81
Pottery 79
Art museums 78
Toy and movable books 77
Artists' books 76
Geography 75
Outdoor life 72
Stamp collectors 72
Electric railroads 70
Mollusks, Fossil 70
Moths 68
Sports 66
Voyages and travels 66
Coral reefs and islands 64
Animal behavior 63
Grasses 61
Game and game-birds 60
Industrial arts 60
United States National Museum 60
BIOLOGY 59
Biologie 59
CIENCIA 59
NATURAL HISTORY 59
Physique 59
SCIENCE 59
Indians of South America 58
Horticulture 57
Oceanography 57
Painting 57
Aeronautics 56
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Säugetierkunde 56
Mines and mineral resources 56
Transportation 56
Decapoda (Crustacea) 54
Anthropology 53
Dakota Indians 53
Echinodermata 53
Fish culture 53
Architecture 52
Ferns 52
Herpetology 52
Société philomathique de Paris 52
Vertebrates 51
Electricity 50
Marine sciences 49
Surgery 48
Hymenoptera 46
Street-railroads 46
Aquariums 45
Botanists 45
Sociedad Científica Argentina 45
Baseball 44
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe 43
Costume 43
Early works to 1800 43
Embroidery 43
New York State Museum 42
Mammologists 41
Popular instrumental music 41
Natural history museums 40
Worms 40
Ctenophora 39
Folk festivals 39
Photography 39
Zoology, Economic 39
Fish Hawk (Steamer) 38
Lace and lace making 38
Aquarium fishes 37
Evolution 37
Sociedad de Biología de Concepción 37
Cnidaria 36
Copepoda 36
Mathematics 36
Mineralogy 36
Zoogeography 36
Cyclists 35
Malayan languages 35
Physiology 35
Freer Gallery of Art 34
Missions 34
Physical geography 34
Zoological specimens 34
Biplanes 33
Decorative arts 33
Mammals, Fossil 33
Popular music 32
Snakes 32
Unionidae 32
Amphipoda 31
Airplanes 30
Cage birds 30
Cetacea 30
Freshwater animals 30
Ocean 30
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Anthropology Outreach Office 29
Portraits 29
Songs with piano 29
Bees 28
Cephalopoda 28
Crayfish 28
Voyages around the world 28
Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903 28
Art objects 27
Artists 27
Crabs 27
Interior decoration 27
Landscape architecture 27
Naturalists 27
Taxidermy 27
Women 27
Airships 26
Art, American 26
Bivalves 26
Historical geology 26
Isopoda 26
Painting, American 26
Postal service 26
Sponges 26
Algae 25
Challenger Expedition, 1872-1876 25
Indians of Mexico 25
Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society 25
Oriental philology 25
Snails 25
documentcloud 25
smithsonian 25
3907-megan-gambino 24
LANGUAGE
english 17,703
german 3,968
french 3,258
italian 574
latin 572
spanish 495
dutch 216
dakota 207
russian 202
swedish 153
SHOW DETAILS
Title
Date Published
Creator
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Snodgrass, R. E. (Robert E.), 1875-1962
25,957
52
5
Insects, their way and means of living. Copy 1 (STRI) 7718. 362 p. illus.
( 5 reviews )
Topic: Insects
Description based on surrogate of: 1901 (monthly issues bound together subsequent to publication).
Topics: Decoration and ornament, Artists
Smithsonian Libraries
by Burton, William, 1863-; Hobson, R. L. (Robert Lockhart), 1872-1941
12,945
4
1
"Works of reference consulted": p. [xii]
( 1 reviews )
Topic: Pottery
Vols. 45, 47, 48, 50 and 52 were published as "Quarterly issue, v. 1-5, 1903-10", designed as a medium for the early publication of the results of researches and for reports of a preliminary nature; this form of publication was discontinued after v. 52
Topic: Science
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Kirtikar, Kanhoba Ranchoddas, 1849-1917; Basu, Baman Das, 1867-1930
10,394
3
0
The letters I.C.S. in title probably refer to "an able member of the Indian civil service," who assisted in the botanical description. cf. Pref., p. [v]-vi
Topics: Botany, Botany, Medical
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Ortner, Donald J; Aufderheide, Arthur C; International Congress of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (12th : 1988 : Zagreb, Croatia)
9,579
0
0
Based on a symposium held during the International Congress of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, Zagreb, Yugoslovia, July 24-31, 1988
Topic: Paleopathology
Smithsonian Libraries
by Wilson, Winifred H., 1874-; Willcox, Marshall Bidwell, 1866-
9,294
5
0
On cover: M.B. Willcox, his leather book
Topic: Leatherwork
Smithsonian Libraries
by Pennsylvania. Dept. of Labor and Industry
7,990
0
0
At head of title: Department of labor and industry. Clifford B. Connelley, commissioner
extracted
Topic: Bees
Description based on surrogate of: 1901 (monthly issues bound together subsequent to publication).
Topics: Decoration and ornament, Artists
Part XXXI. Index to Trivialia Under Genera, pp.417-654 (Diabasis (Col.)-Lyurus).
Topics: Animals, Zoology
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by American Entomological Society; Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. Entomological Section
7,682
0
0
Vols. for 1895-1927(?) issued by the Entomological Section of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia; 1927(?) - by the American Entomological Society
Topic: Entomology
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Kirtikar, Kanhoba Ranchoddas, 1849-1917; Basu, Baman Das, 1867-1930
7,415
0
0
The letters I.C.S. in title probably refer to "an able member of the Indian civil service," who assisted in the botanical description. cf. Pref., p. [v]-vi
Topics: Botany, Botany, Medical
Smithsonian Libraries
by King, Jeanne Snodgrass, 1927-
7,348
0
0
Includes bibliographical references (p. 264-269)
Topics: Indians of North America, Indian art
Vols. for 1966- issued in 2 pts: pt. 1, List of patentees; pt. 2, Index to subjects of invention
Topic: Patents
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Oi, Jisaburo, 1905-1977; Meyer, Frederick G. (Frederick Gustav), 1917-2006; Meyer, Frederick G, (Frederick Gustav- 1917-2006-; Walker, Egbert H. (Egbert Hamilton), 1899-1991-; Walker, Egbert H. (Egbert Hamilton), 1899-1991
7,174
1
0
Maps on lining papers
Topic: Botany
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents; United States National Museum. Report of the U.S. National Museum; Smithsonian Institution. Report of the Secretary
7,132
0
0
Report year for 1885-1964 ends June 30
Topics: Smithsonian Institution, Smithsonian Institution. Archives, Discoveries in science
Title from cover
Topics: Art, Zimbabwean, Art, Southern African
GeoRef
Topic: Science
Smithsonian Libraries
by Huden, John Charles, 1899-; Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation
6,868
1
0
Bibliography: p.387-394
Topics: Names, Indian, Names, Geographical
Smithsonian Libraries
by Waring, Mary E
6,796
18
2
( 2 reviews )
Topic: Embroidery
Smithsonian Libraries
by Moore School of Electrical Engineering; Burks, Arthur W. (Arthur Walter), 1915-2008; Huskey, Harry D. (Harry Douglas), b. 1916; Reitwiesner, Homé, former owner. DSI; United States. Army. Ordnance Dept
6,717
1
0
statement of responsibility: developed under the supervision of the Ordnance Department, United States Army.
Topics: Electronic digital computers, ENIAC (Computer)
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Carolo Davies Sherborn
6,712
0
0
Part 2: Index to generic names
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Biological Society of Washington; Smithsonian Institution
6,683
0
0
Life sciences collection
Topic: Biology
At head of title: Congreso Cientifico Internacional Americano celebrado en Buenos Aires en julio de 1910
Topics: Prayer, Prayer, Prayers
Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Clocks and watches, Clock and watch makers
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Biological Society of Washington; Smithsonian Institution
6,534
0
0
Life sciences collection
Topic: Biology
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Carolo Davies Sherborn
6,509
0
0
Part XXX, Index to Trivialia under Genera, pp. 209 - 416 (Atherina - Dia)
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Biological Society of Washington; Smithsonian Institution
6,493
0
0
Life sciences collection
Topic: Biology
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Schweizerische Zoologische Gesellschaft; Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Genève
6,408
0
0
Chemical abstracts
Topics: Zoology, Natural history
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Schweizerische Zoologische Gesellschaft; Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Genève
6,397
0
0
Chemical abstracts
Topics: Zoology, Natural history
Smithsonian Libraries
by F A O Schwarz (Firm)
6,375
6
0
Trade literature.
Topics: Catalogs, F A O Schwarz (Firm), Toys, Children's paraphernalia, Sporting goods, Board games
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents; United States National Museum. Report of the U.S. National Museum; Smithsonian Institution. Report of the Secretary
6,333
0
0
Report year for 1885-1964 ends June 30
Topics: Smithsonian Institution, Smithsonian Institution. Archives, Discoveries in science
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Société entomologique de France
6,332
0
0
Life sciences collection
Topic: Entomology
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Biological Society of Washington; Smithsonian Institution
6,326
0
0
Life sciences collection
Topic: Biology
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Biological Society of Washington; Smithsonian Institution
6,317
0
0
Life sciences collection
Topic: Biology
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Biological Society of Washington; Smithsonian Institution
6,194
0
0
Life sciences collection
Topic: Biology
Vols. 26-50 called also ser. 2, v. 1-25; Vols. 51-75, ser. 3, v. 1-25; Vols. 76-100, ser. 4, v. 1-25
Topic: Entomology
Steven J. Long, managing editor
Topics: Marine biology, Marine invertebrates, Mollusks
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Schweizerische Zoologische Gesellschaft; Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Genève
6,139
0
0
Chemical abstracts
Topics: Zoology, Natural history
GeoRef
Topic: Science
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Société entomologique de France
6,107
0
0
Life sciences collection
Topic: Entomology
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Schweizerische Zoologische Gesellschaft; Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Genève
6,086
0
0
Chemical abstracts
Topics: Zoology, Natural history
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Schweizerische Zoologische Gesellschaft; Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Genève
6,071
0
0
Chemical abstracts
Topics: Zoology, Natural history
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Schweizerische Zoologische Gesellschaft; Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Genève
6,010
0
0
Chemical abstracts
Topics: Zoology, Natural history
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Schweizerische Zoologische Gesellschaft; Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Genève
6,004
0
0
Chemical abstracts
Topics: Zoology, Natural history
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Institute of Malacology; University of Michigan. Museum of Zoology. Mollusk Division
5,991
0
0
Biological abstracts
Topic: Mollusks
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Schweizerische Zoologische Gesellschaft; Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Genève
5,967
0
0
Chemical abstracts
Topics: Zoology, Natural history
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Schweizerische Zoologische Gesellschaft; Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Genève
5,935
0
0
Chemical abstracts
Topics: Zoology, Natural history
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Polskie Towarzystwo Entomologiczne; Polski Zwiazek Entomologiczny; Polskie Towarzystwo Przyrodników im. Kopernika. Sekcja Entomologiczna
5,906
0
0
Vol. 24, suppl. 1-3 form no. 1-3 of Polskie pismo entomologiczne. Seria B: Entomologia stosowana
Topic: Entomology
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by American Entomological Society; Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. Entomological Section
5,897
0
0
Vols. for 1895-1927(?) issued by the Entomological Section of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia; 1927(?) - by the American Entomological Society
Topic: Entomology
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents; United States National Museum. Report of the U.S. National Museum; Smithsonian Institution. Report of the Secretary
5,845
0
0
Report year for 1885-1964 ends June 30
Topics: Smithsonian Institution, Smithsonian Institution. Archives, Discoveries in science
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Schweizerische Zoologische Gesellschaft; Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Genève
5,834
0
0
Chemical abstracts
Topics: Zoology, Natural history
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Schweizerische Zoologische Gesellschaft; Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Genève
5,832
0
0
Chemical abstracts
Topics: Zoology, Natural history
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Schweizerische Zoologische Gesellschaft; Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Genève
5,820
0
0
Chemical abstracts
Topics: Zoology, Natural history
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Schweizerische Zoologische Gesellschaft; Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Genève
5,809
0
0
Chemical abstracts
Topics: Zoology, Natural history
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Schweizerische Zoologische Gesellschaft; Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Genève
5,804
0
0
Chemical abstracts
Topics: Zoology, Natural history
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Göldi, Emil August, 1859-1917
5,775
1
0
"Literatura": p. 633-644
Topic: Birds
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Schweizerische Zoologische Gesellschaft; Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Genève
5,767
0
0
Chemical abstracts
Topics: Zoology, Natural history
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Schweizerische Zoologische Gesellschaft; Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Genève
5,764
0
0
Chemical abstracts
Topics: Zoology, Natural history
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Botanicheskii institut (Akademiia nauk SSSR); Mifal tirgume ha-mada ha-Yisreeli; Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
5,758
1
0
Translated and published as part of the translations program of the Smithsonian Institution Libraries
Topic: Botany
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Schweizerische Zoologische Gesellschaft; Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Genève
5,757
0
0
Chemical abstracts
Topics: Zoology, Natural history
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Schweizerische Zoologische Gesellschaft; Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Genève
5,752
0
0
Chemical abstracts
Topics: Zoology, Natural history
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Schweizerische Zoologische Gesellschaft; Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Genève
5,733
0
0
Chemical abstracts
Topics: Zoology, Natural history
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Schweizerische Zoologische Gesellschaft; Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Genève
5,727
0
0
Chemical abstracts
Topics: Zoology, Natural history
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Schweizerische Zoologische Gesellschaft; Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Genève
5,691
0
0
Chemical abstracts
Topics: Zoology, Natural history
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by American Entomological Society; Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. Entomological Section
5,676
0
0
Vols. for 1895-1927(?) issued by the Entomological Section of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia; 1927(?) - by the American Entomological Society
Topic: Entomology
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Schweizerische Zoologische Gesellschaft; Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Genève
5,670
0
0
Chemical abstracts
Topics: Zoology, Natural history
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Schweizerische Zoologische Gesellschaft; Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Genève
5,634
0
0
Chemical abstracts
Topics: Zoology, Natural history
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents; United States National Museum. Report of the U.S. National Museum; Smithsonian Institution. Report of the Secretary
5,627
0
0
Report year for 1885-1964 ends June 30
Topics: Smithsonian Institution, Smithsonian Institution. Archives, Discoveries in science
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Schweizerische Zoologische Gesellschaft; Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Genève
5,616
0
0
Chemical abstracts
Topics: Zoology, Natural history
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Schweizerische Zoologische Gesellschaft; Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Genève
5,594
0
0
Chemical abstracts
Topics: Zoology, Natural history
Smithsonian Libraries
by Gelli, Jacopo, 1858-1935
5,548
3
0
Topic: Bookplates, Italian
Vols. for 1966- issued in 2 pts: pt. 1, List of patentees; pt. 2, Index to subjects of invention
Topic: Patents
Smithsonian Libraries
by Pennsylvania. Dept. of Labor and Industry
5,475
0
0
At head of title: Department of Labor and Industry. John Price Jackson, Commissioner